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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724255/effects-of-organic-composition-on-the-anaerobic-biodegradability-of-food-waste
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Yangyang Li, Yiying Jin, Aiduan Borrion, Hailong Li, Jinhui Li
This work investigated the influence of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids on the anaerobic digestion of food waste (FW) and the relationship between the parameters characterising digestion. Increasing the concentrations of proteins and lipids, and decreasing carbohydrate content in FW, led to high buffering capacity, reduction of proteins (52.7-65.0%) and lipids (57.4-88.2%), and methane production (385-627 mLCH4/g volatile solid), while achieving a short retention time. There were no significant correlations between the reduction of organics, hydrolysis rate constant (0...
July 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724090/transformation-of-organic-matter-and-the-emissions-of-methane-and-ammonia-during-storage-of-liquid-manure-as-affected-by-acidification
#2
Sven G Sommer, Timothy J Clough, Nimlesh Balaine, Sasha D Hafner, Keith C Cameron
Acidification of livestock manure can reduce emission of the greenhouse gases methane (CH) and nitrous oxide (NO), as well as ammonia (NH). We examined the relation between emission of these gases and transformation of organic matter as affected by acidification. Liquid cattle manure was acidified with sulfuric acid to pH 5.5 at a pilot scale (100 L), and we measured effects on CH, NO, CO and NH emissions and on transformation of pH buffer components and organic matter. Acidification reduced NH emissions by 62% (47 d) and emission of CH by 68% (57 d)...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723182/cross-linked-gold-nanoparticle-membrane-resonators-as-microelectromechanical-vapor-sensors
#3
Hendrik Schlicke, Malte Behrens, Clemens J Schröter, Gregor T Dahl, Hauke Hartmann, Tobias Vossmeyer
We report a novel approach for the detection of volatile compounds employing electrostatically driven drumhead resonators as sensing elements. The resonators are based on freestanding membranes of alkanedithiol cross-linked gold nanoparticles (GNPs), which are able to sorb analytes from the gas phase. Under reduced pressure, the fundamental resonance frequency of a resonator is continuously monitored while the device is exposed to varying partial pressures of toluene, 4-methylpentan-2-one, 1-propanol, and water...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723177/one-minute-fish-freshness-evaluation-by-testing-the-volatile-amine-gas-with-an-ultrasensitive-porous-electrode-capped-organic-gas-sensor-system
#4
Liang-Yu Chang, Ming-Yen Chuang, Hsiao-Wen Zan, Hsin-Fei Meng, Chia-Jung Lu, Ping-Hung Yeh, Jian-Nan Chen
In this work, we successfully demonstrate a fast method to determine the fish freshness by using a sensing system containing an ultrasensitive amine gas sensor to detect the volatile amine gas from the raw fish meat. When traditional titration method takes 4 h and complicated steps to test the total volatile basic nitrogen (TVB-N) as a worldwide standard for fish freshness, our sensor takes 1 min to deliver an electrical sensing response that is highly correlated with the TVB-N value. When detecting a fresh fish with a TVB-N as 18 mg/100 g, the sensor delivers an effective ammonia concentration as 100 ppb...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722782/development-of-blueberry-liquor-influence-of-distillate-sweetener-and-fruit-quantity
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Ilda Caldeira, Daniel Lopes, Teresa Delgado, Sara Canas, Ofélia Anjos
BACKGROUND: In this work different formulations of blueberry liquor were tested and characterized based on their physicochemical and sensory characteristics. RESULTS: Three factors were evaluated: the distillate used to produce the liquor (wine spirit or grape marc spirit); the sweetener (white sugar or honey) and the fruit quantity (two doses). For each liquor, pH, total acidity, dry soluble solids content, dry extract, alcoholic strength, reducing sugars, colour intensity, methanol content, acetaldehyde and fusel alcohols were determined...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722446/hierarchical-morphology-dependent-gas-sensing-performances-of-three-dimensional-sno2-nanostructures
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Yi-Xiang Li, Zheng Guo, Yao Su, Xiao-Bo Jin, Xiang-Hu Tang, Jia-Rui Huang, Xing-Jiu Huang, Min-Qiang Li, Jin-Huai Liu
Hierarchical morphology-dependent gas-sensing performances have been demonstrated for three-dimensional SnO2 nanostructures. First, hierarchical SnO2 nanostructures assembled with ultrathin shuttle-shaped nanosheets have been synthesized via a facile and one-step hydrothermal approach. Due to thermal instability of hierarchical nanosheets, they are gradually shrunk into cone-shaped nanostructures and finally deduced into rod-shaped ones under a thermal treatment. Given the intrinsic advantages of three-dimensional hierarchical nanostructures, their gas-sensing properties have been further explored...
January 27, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722426/tunable-volatile-organic-compound-sensor-by-using-au-nanoparticle-incorporation-on-mos2
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Soo-Yeon Cho, Hyeong-Jun Koh, Hae-Wook Yoo, Jong-Seon Kim, Hee-Tae Jung
Controlling the charge concentrations of two-dimensional (2D) materials is a critical requirement for realizing versatility and potential application of these materials in high-performance electronics and sensors. In order to exploit the novel chemical-sensing characteristics of 2D materials for sensitive and selective sensors, various functionalization methods are needed to ensure efficient doping of channels based on 2D materials. In the present study, the gas-sensing performance of MoS2 has been significantly enhanced by controlled Au nanoparticle functionalization...
January 27, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722176/comparative-study-of-submerged-and-surface-culture-acetification-process-for-orange-vinegar
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Cristina Cejudo-Bastante, Enrique Durán-Guerrero, Carmelo García-Barroso, Remedios Castro-Mejías
BACKGROUND: The two main acetification methodologies generally employed in the production of vinegar (surface and submerged cultures) were studied and compared for the production of orange vinegar. Polyphenols (UPLC/DAD) and volatiles compounds (SBSE-GC/MS) were considered as the main variables in the comparative study. Sensory characteristics of the obtained vinegars were also evaluated. RESULTS: Seventeen polyphenols and twenty four volatile compounds were determined in the samples during both acetification processes...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722154/application-of-headspace-solid-phase-microextraction-followed-by-gas-chromatography-coupled-with-mass-spectrometry-spme-gc-ms-to-determine-esters-of-carboxylic-acids-and-other-volatile-compounds-in-d-maculatus-and-d-ater-lipids
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Magdalena Cerkowniak, Mieczysława I Boguś, Emilia Włóka, Piotr Stepnowski, Marek Gołębiowski
A constant problem in veterinary medicine, human healthcare, agriculture, forestry or horticulture is the large number of pests, and the lack of effective methods to combat them which cause no harm to the rest of the environment. It is recommended and desired to reduce the use of chemicals and increase the use of agents based on the knowledge acquired in the field of biology, chemistry, and agrochemicals. To learn the defense mechanisms of insects we should consider not only the site of their physiological ability to protect against external factors (cuticle), but also check the possibility of chemical protection, formed by all compounds on the surface and in the body of insects...
July 19, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722114/uv-b-irradiation-differentially-regulates-terpene-synthases-and-terpene-content-of-peach
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Hongru Liu, Xiangmei Cao, Xiaohong Liu, Rui Xin, Jiaojiao Wang, Jie Gao, Boping Wu, Liuxiao Gao, Changjie Xu, Bo Zhang, Donald Grierson, Kunsong Chen
Plants generate protective molecules in response to UV light. In laboratory experiments, 48 h UV-B irradiation of peach fruit and leaves reduced the flavor-related monoterpene linalool by 60 %. No isoprene was detected but other terpenoids increased significantly, including a 3-fold accumulation of the sesquiterpene (E,E)-α-farnesene, which was also increased by jasmonic acid treatment. RNA-sequencing revealed altered transcript levels for two terpene synthases: PpTPS1, a TPS-g subfamily member, decreased by 86 % and PpTPS2, a TPS-b subfamily member, increased 80-fold...
July 19, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721944/peroxide-induced-volatile-and-non-volatile-switching-behavior-in-zno-based-electrochemical-metallization-memory-cell
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Firman Simanjuntak, Sridhar Chandrasekaran, Bhaskar Pattanayak, Chun-Chieh Lin, Tseung-Yuen Tseng
We explore the use of cubic-zinc peroxide (ZnO2) as a switching material for electrochemical metallization memory (ECM) cell. The ZnO2 was synthesized with a simple peroxide surface treatment. Devices made without surface treatment exhibits a high leakage current due to the self-doped nature of the hexagonal-ZnO material. Thus, its switching behavior can only be observed when a very high current compliance is employed. The synthetic ZnO2 layer provides a sufficient resistivity to the Cu/ZnO2/ZnO/ITO devices...
July 19, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721718/sensitive-analysis-of-nitroguanidine-in-aqueous-and-soil-matrices-by-lc-ms
#12
Anna Voloshenko Rossin, Sergey Sladkevich, Guy Gasser, Artem Melman, Ovadia Lev
Nitroguanidine, a widely used nitramine explosive is an environmental contaminant that is refractory, persistent, highly mobile in soils and aquifers and yet under-researched. Nitroguanidine determination in water and soil poses an analytical challenge due its high hydrophilicity, low volatility, charge neutrality over a wide pH range, and low proton affinity which results in low ESI-MS sensitivity. A sensitive method for the determination of nitroguanidine in aqueous and soil matrices was developed. The method is based on reduction by zinc in acidic solution, hydrophobization by derivatization, preconcentration on C18 cartridge and LC-MS quantification...
July 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720978/extraction-and-preparation-of-high-aroma-and-low-caffeine-instant-green-teas-by-the-novel-column-chromatographic-extraction-method-with-gradient-elution
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Qing-Rong Li, Min Wu, Rui-Jie Huang, Ya-Fei Chen, Chan-Jian Chen, Hui Li, He Ni, Hai-Hang Li
The lack of aroma and natural taste is a critical problem in production and consumption of instant green teas. A method to prepare instant green teas high in-natural-aroma and low-caffeine by the novel column chromatographic extraction with gradient elution is reported. This method simultaneously extracted aroma (or volatile) and non-aroma compounds from green tea. Green tea was loaded into columns with 2.0-fold of petroleum ether (PE): ethanol (8:2). After standing for 3 h until the aroma compounds dissolved, the column was sequentially eluted with 3...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720958/aroma-composition-of-shalgam-a-traditional-turkish-lactic-acid-fermented-beverage
#14
Hasan Tanguler, Serkan Selli, Kemal Sen, Turgut Cabaroglu, Huseyin Erten
Shalgam, a traditional red, cloudy and sour soft beverage, is produced by lactic acid fermentation of black carrot, sourdough, salt, bulgur flour, turnip and adequate water. The present study was designed to characterize the volatile compounds of shalgam obtained from different methods. The aroma compounds of shalgams produced by traditional and direct methods, and addition of Lactic acid bateria (LAB) cultures were examined. Volatile components of shalgam samples were extracted by liquid-liquid extraction technique with pentane/dichloromethane and analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720941/chemical-composition-and-bioactivity-of-essential-oils-from-flower-and-fruit-of-thymbra-capitata-and-thymus-species
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Jonathan Delgado-Adámez, María Garrido, Maria Elena Bote, María C Fuentes-Pérez, Javier Espino, Daniel Martín-Vertedor
Thymbra capitata and Thymus species are commonly known as thyme in Spain and they are currently used as culinary herbs, as well as for ornamental, aromatizing and traditional medicinal purposes. Given the economic importance of thyme oils, many thyme species have been studied, and their essential oils (EOs) and other volatile-containing extracts have been chemically characterized. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant, antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities as well as the phytochemical composition of the EOs from fruits and flowers of T...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720936/the-effects-of-superchilling-with-modified-atmosphere-packaging-on-the-physicochemical-properties-and-shelf-life-of-swimming-crab
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Bowen Sun, Yuanhui Zhao, Jiangang Ling, Jingfen Yu, Haitao Shang, Zunying Liu
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of superchilling with modified atmosphere packaging on the physicochemical properties and shelf life of swimming crab. As the storage time increased, the rates at which the total aerobic plate count, total volatile basic nitrogen, pH, peroxide value and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances value increase were significantly lower for the superchilling with modified atmosphere packaging (SCS + MAP) treatment compared to superchilling storage (SCS) and chilling storage (CS)...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720795/symmetry-of-learning-rate-in-synaptic-plasticity-modulates-formation-of-flexible-and-stable-memories
#17
Youngjin Park, Woochul Choi, Se-Bum Paik
Spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP) is considered critical to learning and memory functions in the human brain. Across various types of synapse, STDP is observed as different profiles of Hebbian and anti-Hebbian learning rules. However, the specific roles of diverse STDP profiles in memory formation still remain elusive. Here, we show that the symmetry of the learning rate profile in STDP is crucial to determining the character of stored memory. Using computer simulations, we found that an asymmetric learning rate generates flexible memory that is volatile and easily overwritten by newly appended information...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719817/aged-refuse-enhances-anaerobic-digestion-of-waste-activated-sludge
#18
Jianwei Zhao, Lin Gui, Qilin Wang, Yiwen Liu, Dongbo Wang, Bing-Jie Ni, Xiaoming Li, Rui Xu, Guangming Zeng, Qi Yang
In this work, a low-cost alternative approach (i.e., adding aged refuse (AR) into waste activated sludge) to significantly enhance anaerobic digestion of sludge was reported. Experimental results showed that with the addition dosage of AR increasing from 0 to 400 mg/g dry sludge soluble chemical oxygen demand (COD) increased from 1150 to 5240 mg/L at the digestion time of 5 d, while the maximal production of volatile fatty acids (VFA) increased from 82.6 to 183.9 mg COD/g volatile suspended solids. Although further increase of AR addition decreased the concentrations of both soluble COD and VFA, their contents in these systems with AR addition at any concentration investigated were still higher than those in the blank, which resulted in higher methane yields in these systems...
July 14, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719515/anaesthetic-management-of-patients-with-myopathies
#19
Mark Schieren, Jerome Defosse, Andreas Böhmer, Frank Wappler, Mark U Gerbershagen
: The anaesthetic management of patients with myopathies is challenging. Considering the low incidence and heterogeneity of these disorders, most anaesthetists are unfamiliar with key symptoms, associated co-morbidities and implications for anaesthesia. The pre-anaesthetic assessment aims at the detection of potentially undiagnosed myopathic patients and, in case of known or suspected muscular disease, on the quantification of disease progression. Ancillary testing (e.g. echocardiography, ECG, lung function testing etc...
July 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719005/quantitative-structure-reactivity-relationships-of-hydroxyl-radical-rate-constants-for-linear-and-cyclic-volatile-methylsiloxanes
#20
Jaeshin Kim, Shihe Xu
The accurate understanding of the fate of volatile methylsiloxanes (VMS) in air is crucial in determining persistence and concentrations in the environment. Although oxidation by atmospheric hydroxyl radicals (oOH) is considered as a major degradation mechanism for airborne VMS, the existing bimolecular rate constants with •OH measured and modeled for any given VMS compound varied greatly, depending on the approaches used to generate the data. The objectives of this study were to measure •OH reaction rate constants for four cyclic and four linear VMS based on a relative rate method using a newly designed atmospheric chamber and to establish structure-reactivity relationships for the kinetics...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
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